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Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby revolutions » 29 Jul 2011, 13:10


Where AID money goes:
European and American Tax Payers Buy $48M Gulfstream Jet For Ugandan Dictator Yoweri Museveni

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A multi-million dollar custom Gulfstream jet purchased for Uganda’s president Museveni arrived in the country recently. Mr. Museveni acquired the US$48 million Gulfstream V to replace the less opulent Gulfstream IV he bought less than 10 years ago. The Ugandan leader, who President Bill Clinton used to refer to as one of a “new breed” of progressive Africa leaders has over the last 20 years turned into a fully fledged dictator who working hard to best the likes of Congo’s Mobutu. Mr. Museveni complements a US$54 million presidential palace which is only one year old.

Mr. Museveni used the $48 million Gulf Stream IV to fly his daughter to a hospital in Germany so she could give birth, at a cost of over $35,000, excluding hospital fees. He unapologetically told the local press that he had to do for his family security because he did not trust Ugandan doctors. And it is true that Uganda’s medical services are by far the poorest in East Africa, largely because the starting salary of a Uganda doctor is less than US$300 per month compared to US$1,000 or more in Rwanda, Kenya and much of Tanzania.

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According to Transparency International, Uganda is one of the most corrupt and politically unstable countries, described by diplomats as a “crooks’ heaven”. For example five members of the president’s immediate family hold senior government positions. Most notable are his wife Janet who is Minister for Karamoja Region, home of Uganda’s gold mineral reserves and his super corrupt half-brother Salim Saleh Akandwanaho is Presidential Advisor on security. After coming to power through a military coup, Mr. Museveni has ruled Uganda without interruption and all signs are that he intends to remain president until his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, can take over from him.

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Famine in Uganda

Available data supports the argument by Baganda analysts that European and American tax payers are directly and actively funding Mr. Museveni’s human rights abuses and excesses. Mr. Museveni’s local government system is all but fully funded by Sweden and the other Nordic countries. Germany’s GTZ and KfW have pumped millions into shoddy roads and the financial sector only to end up with a quasi-criminal business class in the country, dominated by Museveni relatives and cronies. USAID has not escaped, as millions of American tax payer money has been channeled into fake agricultural and social development programs used to report bogus economic growth and AIDS control statistics with no real improvements on the ground. Today, at least 50% of Uganda’s national budget is funded by western donors, led by Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. That is why European and American taxpayers are actively funding Mr. Museveni to spend US$102 million (3% of the US$3B 2007/2008 national budget) on a house and a plane within 12 months. That is, not counting operating and maintenance costs.

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Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby eritrea » 29 Jul 2011, 13:39


Revolution:

it is not without reason that they said "Tsnblali si meakora zey'kedenet'si mdri kedenet" And this old man got crazy is all I can say.
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Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby revolutions » 29 Jul 2011, 18:50


eritrea wrote:Revolution:

it is not without reason that they said "Tsnblali si meakora zey'kedenet'si mdri kedenet" And this old man got crazy is all I can say.
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True dat, he's just another Zenawi sporting a cowboy hat desperately trying to mask his inferiority complex.



Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby assebna » 04 Aug 2011, 16:22


Unlike these beggar Aggames regime,the real Ethiopian could have invented a lots of things the last lost twenty years.The divide and rule system is working for a while for these Gypsies look alike Tigrayan people.The most hated people on earths of Ethiopia.Their days are numbered either we will sandwich them with help of mighty Eritrean brothers or our self uniting all together O.L.F,,O.N.L.f,,T.P.D.M,,Ginbot 7 and E.P.D.P.

The time has come to flexes our muscles not negotiating as wimps



Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby revolutions » 05 Aug 2011, 21:55


African dictator's son orders luxury superyacht
($380 million yacht)

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The son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million, nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year, a corruption watchdog said Monday.

The statement from Global Witness said that German company Kusch Yachts has been asked to build the yacht, housing a cinema, restaurant, bar and swimming pool, though construction has not yet started.

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Equatorial Guinea's President and friends

Global Witness has been urging Washington to institute sanctions against Teodorin Obiang, whose extravagant lifestyle currently includes a $35 million-dollar mansion in Malibu, California, a $33 million jet and a fleet of luxury cars, while earning a salary of $6,799 a month as agriculture minister.

The government press office in Equatorial Guinea confirmed that the president's son had ordered the yacht design, but said he "then dismissed the idea of buying it."

It said that if the order had gone ahead, he would have bought it with income from private business activities and not "with funds derived from sources of illegal financing or corruption."

President Teodoro Obiang, who reportedly is grooming his son to succeed him as president, took power in a bloody 1979 coup. Forbes has estimated his wealth at around $600 million.

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Equatorial Guinea's President's Son's $35m Malibu mansion, California

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Teodorin Obiang justified his wealth in a sworn affidavit to a South African court questioning his ownership of luxury mansions and expensive cars in Cape Town in 2006.

He stated that public officials in his country are allowed to partner with foreign companies bidding for government contracts and said this means "a Cabinet minister ends up with a sizable part of the contract price in his bank account."

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Equatorial Guinea citizen's house

The tiny West African nation may be oil rich, but U.N. statistics show that 20 percent of children in Equatorial Guinea die before reaching the age of 5, and the average citizen is unlikely to live beyond 50. The State Department report on human rights also has condemned killings by security forces and the torture of prisoners.

Meanwhile, writer Juan Tomas Avila Laurel is in the 17th day of a hunger strike demanding justice for the people of Equatorial Guinea, inspired by the popular revolutions that have ousted longtime leaders of Egypt and Tunisia and now threaten Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.

Avila Laurel, 44, left Malabo for Barcelona, Spain, amid fears for his safety the day he began his hunger strike Feb. 11. He joins one-third of the population living in voluntary or enforced exile, according to the U.S. State Department.

The government has reacted to the author's hunger strike by denouncing "the web of gossip, lies and miserable maneuvers" surrounding reports about Equatorial Guinea.

"Nonetheless, we hope this person's example also serves to silence many mouths who continuously speak of lack of freedom and respect for human rights in Equatorial Guinea since, as is more than evident, this person has acted at all times with absolute freedom," it said in a statement on its website.



Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby Baldhead » 05 Aug 2011, 22:06


the shabian rats got no money to spend on , the banana republic has no wealth or money to show off. the shabia rats has envy anyone and everywhere. how many eritreans live in uganda now .plenty of them but they still envy of the hand that keeps feeding them. sick people. no wonder u die in high sea and desert.



Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby revolutions » 05 Aug 2011, 23:44


Tigray warlords living large !!

A personal friend of Azeb Mesfin owns this multimillion-dollar mansion in Addis ababa. When all of woyanes' family members, relatives and close friends are billionaires, it is a sign of economic growth.

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Hundreds of thousands Residents of Addis Ababa live on top of a huge mountain of waste and sift through garbage to find food to survive.
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Re: Ugandan Dictator Museveni Buy Himself A $50 Million Private Jet Using AID money

Postby Awash » 06 Aug 2011, 00:09


A regular trip to visit the masters
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While the slaves slave away
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